The 103 year old (1915 – 2018 ) “Inverness Cottage” located at 800 West Oceanfront in Newport Beach CA was demolished on April 16, 2018 in preparation for the construction of a new home at that site.
The above time-lapse video shows how quickly and safely a skilled bucket crane operator and crew can remove structures in small spaces. The reduction of the building to a pile of rubble took about an hour without any damage to neighboring properties, sidewalks or streets, even though the lot size was only 35 feet wide by 60 feet deep and had no alley access.
A small group of prior owners, current owner and Newport Beach “boardwalk” neighbors formed to watch the starting of transition from old to new at this site. They shared some memories, camaraderie, coffee and donuts during the brief demolition session.
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